The DC Extended Universe may still be young, but already it’s begun to separate itself from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in many ways. One of those, of course, is its more mature and serious tone, while another thing they seem to be doing different is giving their directors more creative control. So far, the results have been mixed, and earlier this week, it appeared that the studio was about to take another interesting step to separate themselves even further from the competition.
In an interview with Vulture, DC head honcho Geoff Johns sent fanboys into a meltdown when he said the following:
“Our intention, certainly, moving forward is using the continuity to help make sure nothing is diverging in a way that doesn’t make sense, but there’s no insistence upon an overall story line or interconnectivity in that universe.”
Many took this to mean that the DCEU would be de-emphasizing the whole shared universe aspect of the franchise, and while Johns’ comments were certainly a bit vague, it was reasonable for people to take that away from what he said. Now, however, Johns has hopped onto Twitter to set the record straight.
When one fan Tweeted to him asking to keep the universe connected, he replied back saying that “it 100% is.”
It 100% is. pic.twitter.com/CIxSh59x1r
— Geoff Johns (@geoffjohns) October 1, 2017
Confused yet? We certainly are, as Johns’ Tweet pretty much goes against what he said earlier this week. Throw in this whole separate DC cinematic universe that’s being built to house projects like The Joker origin story film and it all paints a slightly concerning picture. We’re not saying that DC doesn’t have a masterplan, or that they’re flying by the seat of their pants, but some clarification on what’s going on would definitely be appreciated at this stage.
Hopefully, we’ll get a better idea of what the DC Extended Universe will look like moving forward once Justice League lands on November 17th. Until then, however, feel free to comment below with what you make of all this.